Date: Jan 14, 2013 12:01 AM
Author: Vince Virgilio
Subject: Re: Aligning graphics on frame boundaries

On Saturday, January 12, 2013 9:51:10 PM UTC-5, Bruce Shore wrote:
> I would like to align, within GraphicsColumn, two or more plots on their
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> frame boundaries, using Mathematica 7. Back in Jan 2008 this question
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> was raised by Szabolcs Horv=E1t, so maybe it is answered, but I do not
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> find the answer in the archives, only the question.
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>
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> My question is the same as his: I have two or more plots, with different
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> aspect ratios or with different labels, so the images are not the same
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> size. I want to align the left and right right sides of the frames in a
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> GraphicsColumn. I use ImagePadding but this is very clumsy and has to be
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> redone for every set of frames. Mathematica uses, for all its sizings,
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> the complete outline of the figure, with labels and so on, not just the
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> frame. For publications the frames have to be aligned.
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This has always been awkward to do. Though the ImagePadding approach may suffice for many cases, it works at the wrong level of abstraction.

WRI should consider a new Alignment option value of "Axes", "Frame", or "PlotRegion" in the Column and Grid family of commands.

Vince